It’s Carlton time!!!
Something interesting for you to look at today, an artist has created a rendition of some of the classic Peanuts characters making their way across Abbey Road in Beatles style. Enjoy the pics and hope you got a laugh like I did!
As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog post about upcoming movies, one of my most anticipated is Disney’s upcoming release John Carter. The movie is based on “The Princess of Mars” series by Edgar Burroughs, and is considered one of the largest influences for all science fiction following it (Star Wars, Avatar, etc.).
Disney hasn’t been known lately for its live action movies, even though The Prince of Persia and Tron: Legacy were very good releases for the science fiction/video game genre (yes, those were Disney releases in case you didn’t know). But with Pixar’s movie strength seeming to decline, Disney has been pulling in with the live action movies more often and seem to be gaining some steam.
John Carter is being directed by Andrew Stanton, who is more famous for directing Wall-E and Finding Nemo. Some may question the choice of a traditionally CGI-only director to do a live action movie, but I can see the light at the end of this tunnel. With his amazing work on CG in the past, there is a big chance that this movie will have moments that will blow you away without the need for the crazy Michael Bay explosion after explosion type effects. Also, his ability exceedingly tell a story with the use of dialog and physical interactions will hopefully bring a large depth to the story.
While there are some cons in bringing a book to life on the screen, hopefully this one will rise above the challenges. However, the almost 95 year old novel has been read by many and will of course draw some negative speak from science fiction purists. Along with them, we can expect the hardcore fans of Avatar and Star Wars to say the movie is a “rip-off” even though the sources for the movie are clearly older (try getting that through their heads).
As you can see, there is a large chance for Disney to take hold of this series by the reins and turn it into their new cash-wagon. As long as it’s done right, the movie(s) has more possibility than a lot of other franchises trying to fight to the top and we could possibly be ushered into a new era of science fiction big-screen events. Check out the trailer below and enjoy the stunning visuals, music, and acting.
With the video software of the future at many people’s fingertips nowadays, it’s hard to find someone on YouTube or anywhere who doesn’t just muddle their videos with random overused effects. However, within the likes of Freddy W. and Corridor Digital a new artist with great mixture of acting, action, and effects has shown up. A couple of weeks ago I posted a YouTube video by a guy named Gak and Team2X. You may remember it, it was called Ninja Jedis (view it here).
Along with that video, he’s done plenty more worthy of notice. His latest video, The Rise of Gak 2011, is a collaboration video featuring his favorite moments from his 2011 items. The video features clips from his live action DBZ special, Gun Fu, The Demon Hunter, and many others. Watch it below and make sure to click the link here and subscribe to his YouTube channel or follow him on Twitter here.
So I came across a random posting tonight of a video called “Jedi Ninjas.” If you’re like me and read that title, then you watched the video…maybe even more than once. The video is a collaboration by a user named Gak (visit his Youtube channel, GakAttack) and Team2X. Gak does a lot of action/sci-fi/anime shorts in the likes of Corridor Digital and Freddie Wong. Give his channel a subscribe click and get to watching those awesome videos!
As always, happy readings on the blog!
With No Shave November over and Decem-Beard in mid-swing, I feel as if it’s only proper to start a new little series with reflection on the beard itself. But before I get started, take a look at this chart to see where you fall if you’re lucky enough to have facial hair.
The beard is something that comes with being a man. When you’re just a boy and you first start getting the peach fuzz on your face it’s something new and cool, but as you get older it becomes almost a right of being grown.
One thing to know however is that there are many different types of beards, and finding out which one you possess is very important. The above chart shows you the many types of facial hair (beards, goatees, and mustaches alike). I currently have the Classic Hipster or the ‘Zach Galifianakis’ as I like to call it.
Along with the different styles you can possess, there are also a few rules that you must acknowledge about the beard:
- The Beard is a symbol of pride, respect it. The beard is a symbol of being a man. It takes time and patience to grow one, and for some it takes much concentration (..it could happen). Whether you’re growing one because it’s your first time, you’re a college kid during November, you’re homeless and don’t possess a razor, or you’re Gandalf/Dumbledore just remember that it’s something to be proud of. And it needs to be respected.
- SOME women, not ALL appreciate them. The problem with guys nowadays is that they lack the ability to know when a beard is appropriate. Interviewing for a law firm tomorrow? Shave. About to enter finals week in college? Let it grow! But more importantly, pay attention to the women around you. If you’re interested in a woman, make sure she approves of the beard because some women don’t appreciate them. Nothing is more shameful than losing your chance at a woman because of the fuzz under your chin.
- Maintain the beard. Once again, the beard is a symbol of pride. It’s important to make sure you maintain it correctly. Every morning (or night for you weird people) that you shower, wash your beard. It takes no more than a few seconds longer than when you wash your hair, it keeps it looking nice and oil free. Also trimming the beard is necessary! Don’t wait for the scraggly hairs to start breaking free showing themselves, trim it and keep it neat. Your lady friends will appreciate it.
That my friends is a short reflection and guide on the beard. Enjoy this post? Share it with others please! And as always, look for more reflections in the future. I leave you with on last picture, so get to measuring your beard.
So sorry to anyone following me, I took a break for the weekend and skipped out on posting anything. But I plan on throwing up a new over-analysis tonight. In the mean time, here’s a band you need to check out.
Crashing Broadway is a hard/alternative rock band from Tupelo, Mississippi. They’re up and coming, and they just released their second album: The Words Crossed. It has a few songs from the original with a good few more thrown in. Not only do they have raw talent, but in the studio they succeed in every way possible.
clerk3745 asked: So I'm probably going to post this on Cobalt too but I wanted to ask you first. After watching "We are Together, We Tour Together" Documentary last night (like a lot of COTF), I started thinking about something. Not about the friends we make on the road or at the shows but the desire to do so. What sets Coheed apart from say Mastodon or Mumford and Sons that causes their fans to do this? I'm sure everybody will have a different answer.
The answer to this question, if there is an answer, lies in the reasons of why we get so attached to Coheed in the first place. Every individual fan...